Tuesday, November 14, 2017
The Atlantic: Say, remember how feminists threw women under the bus for a generation to protect this guy? - Hot Air Hot Air
That’s precisely what Flanagan diagnoses in her column. Of course it was partisan tribalism that led feminists to give the Clintons a massive pass and to reject Bill’s accusers. They wanted access to power through a friendly administration and set back women for a full generation.
Now, of course, Bill Clinton serves no useful purpose to progressives and feminists, so he can be served up on a platter. One wonders whether this introspection would have ever taken place at all if Hillary Clinton had won the election — and whether even Harvey Weinstein would still be in place to victimize more women with the protective indulgences of his own liberal tribalism.
The way Bill Clinton was treated was such a flagrant example of hypocrisy that a new term needs to be invented for it. Hillary's behavior through the whole thing redefined cynicism. Words lose their meanings. What I'm curious about is, has politics always been so base, for want of a better word, or are we sort of inventing this sort of thing? It's a bit like asking, was sex discovered in the 1970's? I don't know.